Over 27,000 high-speed pieces of space junk now threaten vital satellites, requiring sophisticated tracking and urgent innovation of orbital debris removal methods like harpoons and nets.
As the largest and most powerful rocket ever built, it's designed for full reusability and rapid launch turnaround. SpaceX claims it could carry over 100 tons to low Earth orbit at a fraction of current costs.
The legacy Simplified General Perturbations 4 (SGP4) model has served the community well, but the introduction of the SGP4-XP (eXtended Perturbations) marks a notable advancement in the accuracy and reliability of orbital predictions.
Space debris poses a mounting threat to both satellites and space missions. As we send more objects into orbit, the likelihood of collisions and subsequent breakups producing dangerous space debris increases. Recognizing the major events that have generated this dangerous space junk is pivotal in ensuring the safety of future space missions.
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Super heavy-lift rockets are the most powerful launch vehicles ever built. They can send humans and cargo to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. But what are they, and why are they so important?